Your Dream, Your Team: Creating Career Pathways for Young People with Disabilities

SVRI Innovation Inspiration Expo Presentation
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Summary:

How can we continue to provide quality supports when demand has increased exponentially, but budgets and staff have not? Learn how to do more for the people you serve with less. Come tour a web-based tool that focuses person-centered planning teams on workforce and career development; explore resources to use with partners like local agencies, schools, and career centers, so you meet more goals, faster; hear how teams can address justice involvement, disclosure, self-advocacy, and more.

Meet the Presenters: 

Mary McLaughlin
Grateful to whoever first said “advocrat,” Mary is a community nag for universal accessibility and go-to person for goofy titles (herMary McLaughlin photo resume says "Disability Resource Coordinator at Tompkins Workforce NY").  
Email address:
mmclaughlin@tompkins-co.org 

Maria Lombardi
Maria’s career with HempsteadWorks began as a Career Counselor. Her experience at DOOR as a DisabilityMaria Lombardi photo Resource Coordinator and Certified Work Incentives Practitioner began in 2014 working with adults with disabilities, and has now expanded to serving youth with disabilities ages 14 -24. Her mission and that of her team is to ensure that all participants are aware of the resources and support system that is available to help them reach their goals and achieve their dreams.
Email address:
mlombardi@hempsteadworks.co